Posts this week on my blog

I have moved my blog to TheDigitalLifestyle.com

Here are the posts this week:

The Media Center Show #142 – Final CES Interviews

Listen here Here are the final set of interviews from CES. In the press lounge I sat down with James Kendrick and Kevin Tofel from jkOnTheRun and MobileTechRoundup , they cover the world of mobile tech and we chatted about Wimax, UMPCs, Mobile Internet…

First Impressions of the Linksys Extender

Tonight I had my first play with Linksys’s DMA2100 Media Center Extender, so here are my first impressions. I have been using an Xbox 360 as an extender for nearly two years now and am very happy with it so going to be hard for the new Extenders to match…

My Linksys Extenders have arrived

Having waited for for Media Center Extenders to come to the UK for years today two have arrived at once! Linksys have sent me a DMA2100 and DMA2200 for a review. So I plan on unboxing and recording my first impressions tonight.  Is there anything…

Channel 10 video of Media Center and Life|Ware at CES

As I showed on this video and on last weeks Media Center Show Life|ware and Microsoft built three demo homes to show off Media Center, Home Automation and Life|ware at CES Channel 10 have have a video up showing Media Center and how it’s integrated with…

DialKeys Gen2 beta download

As I have mentioned before I am a Samsung Q1 user and one program I never got work was Dialkey’s (I wiped XP off and put Vista on) Today I watched a On10.net video showing off the new version which looks very nice, it has lots of addition features like…

Media Center Group Policy Tip

Aaron Stebner has posted an interesting tip on using Group Policy to control the availability of Media Center. I normal would not bother with Group policy on my blog as I leave that stuff to my day job but this is interesting as enabling the setting stops…

Recorded TV Manager to help with Media Center and WHS integration?

As I blogged about here at the moment there is no easy way to link Media Center and Home server without some heavy config work. But according to Philip Churchill Windows Home Server blog Recorded TV Manager could be an answer. This is a addin for Windows…

Round up of this weeks posts

Since I have moved my blog to HERE, I thought I would do a round up of this weeks posts in case you missed them


Microsoft’s Bluray problem

Chris Lanier has an interesting post on the problem Media Center is going to have with HD content now HD-DVD looks in trouble. Read Chris’ post for the details but it boils down to the fact that Microsoft has betted on HD-DVD and will not want to write…

How do you integrate Windows Home Server and Windows Media Center in your home setup?

smicale in the forums asks how other uses are integrating Windows Home Server and Windows Media Center in their home setups. I am interested to hear how people are using the systems to distribute their content around their home. One of the problems with…

One For All Remote

Universal Remotes offer a way out of Remote Control hell so I thought I would try One For All’s latest remote the Digital 12 (URC-7781). I was interested in this because of the Home Theatre Mode, more on that later. The first thing I did was set it up…

The Media Center Show #141 – NextGen Home and Extenders

By Ian Dixon (18mb 50mins 428ec) Vote for the show on Podcast Alley Direct Download Link – Subscribe via iTunes – Subscribe via RSS At CES I visited the NextGen home ( see this video ), it was built to show off Media Center, Home Automation and Life|ware…

Samsung Media Center Extender

This is a very short video looking at Samsung’s Media Center Extender. Samsung’s Extender only works with selected models of their TVs so I tried to find out some more information, I managed to get quick chat with a PR guy on Samsung’s booth. I wasn’t…

i-Mate Wireless Sideshow Photo Frame

I have been on the search for Sideshow devices having only managed to find a couple at CES. So when I had the chance to try i-Mate’s wireless Photo frame with Sideshow I jumped at the chance. The device is an i-mate Momento 70 7-Inch Wireless Digital…

The Media Center Show #141 – NextGen Home and Extenders

By Ian Dixon (18mb 50mins 428ec) 
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At CES I visited the NextGen home (see this video), it was built to show off Media Center, Home Automation and Life|ware. Actors took you around the home showing off Media Center in the kitchen, living room and bedroom. After the tour I sat down with Mike Seamons from Life|ware and Scott Evans from Microsoft to talk about the aim of the home and the technology behind it. I also managed to interview some of the Extender manufactures. I talked with HP, Samsung and Linksys to find out more details on their extenders and networked products.

I have email, news items and software to giveaway

Thanks to the show sponsor Tech.co.uk

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i-Mate Wireless Sideshow Photo Frame

I have been on the search for Sideshow devices having only managed to find a couple at CES. So when I had the chance to try i-Mate’s wireless Photo frame with Sideshow I jumped at the chance.

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The device is an i-mate Momento 70 7-Inch Wireless Digital Picture Frame. It has wireless support so I set it up on the network, using the remote to enter the WEP key. Once I had added the device to the network I could then browse the UPNP servers on the network, so my Media Center PC, Home Server and laptops were listed. I selected my Media Center PC and over on the PC Windows Media Player Network sharing prompted me to allow sharing, after I had done that I could browse the shared media folders of PC. I selected the top level pictures folder and it began displaying the photos.

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The Media Center Show #140 – CES Interviews

By Ian Dixon (18mb 53mins 40sec) 
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Back with a full show after my CES trip and this is my first batch of interviews from CES. I have Todd Headrick from the Windows Home Server team talking about WHS Power Pack One. Hakan Olsson from the eHome at Microsoft talks about Extenders for Windows Media Center and first up is Ricavision talking about their new Windows Sideshow remote (see this video). I also have email and news items

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Fuze Media System at CES

While walking the floor with Richard Miller (a Windows Media Center MVP) we found Fuze Media’s booth. They have an interesting whole home system that combines parts of Windows Media Center with some of there own code. It adds distributed audio and video and removes some other elements of Media Center. Richard was impressed with the streaming of Live TV to multiple systems (PC based), watch the video form more info

 

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